Who said that “love is blind” was wrong; vanity is more likely to be blind.
– Mathias Aires – Reflexions on men’s vanity
Quem disse que o amor é cego, errou; mais certo é ser cega a vaidade.
– Mathias Aires – Reflexões sobre a vaidade dos homens
How many times we expect the shadows of the night with more fervor than the lights of the day?
– Mathias Aires – Reflexions on Men’s Vanity
Quantas vezes nós esperamos as sombras da noite com mais fervor do que as luzes do dia?
– Mathias Aires – Refllexões Sobre a Vaidade dos Homens
We are so sensitive, that the sucess, to move us, don’t need to be in us, just need to be far from us. – Mathias Aires – Reflexions on men’s vanity (1771)
Patience is a virtue with notes, rarely repents who has it. – Mathias Aires – Reflexions on men’s vanity (1771)
After seen frequently the objects are differents of the first time we saw them; they lose all our repair and attention: our eyes easily forget what they see frequently, not because the frequency take away our admiration, but because the weakness of our senses can’t save it. – Mathias Aires – Reflexions on men’s vanity